Today we are proud to announce two new features in your Watchful dashboard. The first feature allows for remote updating directly from your Watchful dashboard. The second is the ability to remotely purge the Joomla update cache.
Why do you have to manually update?
There may be several reasons why you have to manually update extensions or old Joomla versions.
It uses a non-standard update system
It is a very old version
It is a library or another "special" extension
Or, maybe you just need to purge the updates cache instead
Remotely Install Updates
You can now remotely update and install extensions, or "bridge" releases (updates to short term support releases like Joomla 3.1.6) on multiple Joomla websites at once.
The Joomla Extension Updater creates a cache of available updates which are refreshed periodically. The cache can at times get "stuck" and cause issues with the detection of appropriate updates. Often, this results in a false messages in the Watchful dashboard asking you to manually update your Joomla site.
You can now remotely purge the Joomla update cache from your Watchful dashboard to refresh the available updates after a site validation.